This course is an introduction to the concepts, terminology, principles and theories of management. It covers theoretical frameworks to contextualize past and present concepts and encourages students to address the emerging complexity of new management perspectives. It elaborates management functions and the factors that influence them.
Upon completion of this subject, the student would be able:
To understand the general management approach for managing an organization
to analyze the vehicle for envisaging cross-functional issues which require multi-disciplinary skills in their solution.
To understand the evolution of management science, its theory and practice
To understand the management functions, viz. planning organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.
To emphasize on theoretical frameworks to contextualize past and present thoughts about management.
Introduction to management - management processes, roles and skills
Management theories - classical, scientific, behavioral, systems, contingency
Organization's environment - internal and external
Planning - concepts, processes, types and significance
Decision making - nature and processes
Organizing - organization structure, delegation and decentralization
Leading - nature, functions, styles and theories of leadership
Managerial Communication - process, types, effective communication
Motivation- concept, significance and theories
Teams - types, development process, managing conflict
Controlling - process, significance, controlling techniques
Globalization - meaning, significance, controlling techniques
James Stoner, Edward Freeman and Daniel Gilbert (1998) Management: Prentice Hall
Bartol and Martyn (1998) Management: Irwin McGRaw Hill
Schemerhorn (2003) Management: John Wiley and Sons
Mullins L (1996) Management and Organizational Behavior: Pitman
Robbins and Coulter (2000) Management: Prentice Hall
Weihrich and Koontz (1994) Management: A Global Perspective: McGraw HillAssessment The assessment for this course is out of 100 %, which is divided as follows: Attendance 10% Assignment 1 20% Assignment 2 20% Final Exam 50% Total 100% Attendance will be based on your actual attendance percentage in class Assignment 1: Discuss the significance of scientific management theory in modern business Note: Your assignment should be analytical and not merely descriptive It must include complete bibliographical sources and must be between 700-1000 words in length Assignment 2: Choose an organization of your choice Your chosen organization should have been in business for atleast 5 years The organization should be based in UAE (i.e either a local company or a foreign company having a branch in UAE) You are required to find out information on any one of the following issues related to the organization of your choice: Planning / Organzing/ Leading / Motivating / Communicating/ Controlling Your assignment should be between 700-1000 words in length Your assignment should be analytical and not merely descriptive, and must include complete bibliographical sources. Final Exam: 50 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) in 1 hour. For sample/practice questions and detailed study material click here Management Notes